What do you do if you have been told by Google that you have “unnatural links” pointing to your site?
Matt Cutts from Google answer this question in his recent video.
First of all, to find out what Google thinks of your site overall and to receive messages about bad links and other problems on your website, you have to register your site with Google Webmaster Tools. Click on this link to do so.
Once you’re registered and have proven to Google that you control your site, you can monitor your site’s health in the eyes of Google and set up for email alerts if anything goes wrong.
Now back to the question…
How do I find out which links to my site are unnatural links?
Inside of webmaster tools you will get examples of the kinds of links that Google has identified as being bad or unnatural. They will not give you their full list of all bad links, because that would enable people to determine any loopholes in Google’s bad link algorithms.
Here’s the video:
As a side note – do not purchase links, comments or syndicated articles. They are bound to get you into trouble as unnatural links.